Julie Chen Tours the New 'Big Brother' House

by Raphael Chestang 5:42 PM PDT, June 15, 2015
Playing Julie Chen Tours the New 'Big Brother' House

Big Brother 17 premieres in just a few weeks and host Julie Chen is giving ET a tour of the coolest house yet.

"It feels like a fun, summer beach house," Chen told ET's Kevin Frazier inside the "home."

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The beach house-feel might have something to do with the 22-foot tall wave wall in the living room. The house also contains 80 cameras, more than 100 microphones and a sky bridge that adds 155 square feet of living space.

"This sky bridge lounge has a very Vegas-y feel to it, except what happens in the Big Brother house doesn't stay in the Big Brother house," Chen said.

Another important feature of the house is the 122 two-way mirrors, which can serve a double purpose if a fight gets out of hand.

"We're always on our toes as to when is it appropriate for us to jump in or jump out," Chen said.

While Chen will once again be hosting the reality competition show, she will continue with her day job as co-host of The Talk. Frazier was curious as to what Chen's game plan would be if she had to compete against her co-hosts in the Big Brother house.

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"I definitely would want an alliance with Sara Gilbert," Chen said. "Who would I want out first? You can't vote out one of your besties. I'd just leave it up to Sara."

Big Brother returns to CBS on June 24.